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Raffington, Laurel; Prindle, John J.; Shing, Yee Lee – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Alleviating disadvantage in low-income environments predicts higher cognitive abilities during early childhood. It is less established whether family income continues to predict cognitive growth in later childhood or whether there may even be bidirectional dynamics. Notably, living in poverty may moderate income-cognition dynamics. In this study,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Cognitive Development, Scores, Prediction
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Tully, Melissa; Vraga, Emily K. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Developing news media literacy skills is recognized as an important part of becoming an informed citizen, but not enough research examines how growth in media literacy differs by individual characteristics. Using a panel study of undergraduate students, we examine which predispositions predict growth in news media literacy beliefs over the…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Individual Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Davis, Laurie Laughlin; Kong, Xiaojing; McBride, Yuanyuan; Morrison, Kristin M. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2017
The definition of what it means to take a test online continues to evolve with the inclusion of a broader range of item types and a wide array of devices used by students to access test content. To assure the validity and reliability of test scores for all students, device comparability research should be conducted to evaluate the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Tests
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Crist, Courtney A.; Duncan, Susan E.; Bianchi, Laurie M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2017
A Wiki research project was created in the Functional Foods for Health (FST/HNFE 2544) as an instructional tool and assignment for improving undergraduate students' proficiency in evaluating appropriate information sources for rapidly evolving science and research. The project design targeted improving students' information literacy skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Food, Information Sources, Information Literacy
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Scida, Emily E.; Jones, Jill N. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study looked at the impact of the integration of contemplative practices on foreign language anxiety, positive and negative affect, self-efficacy, classroom climate, and language learning in students enrolled in an advanced intermediate Spanish language course in the USA. Data included pre- and post-test surveys, exam scores to measure…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Grossman, W. Eric; Fleet, Christine M. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Evolutionary theory is central to the biological sciences, and to critical aspects of everyday life, and yet a significant proportion of Americans reject evolution. Our study sets out to examine the role of a second year college general education course in affecting students' acceptance of evolution. We report three years of data using the Measure…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, College Science, Theories
Rizer, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Mathematics education is a critical part of instruction for students around the globe. The foundation for understanding basic mathematical concepts begins early in life. Preschool classrooms can provide the early skills in mathematical reasoning that will be needed later in life. In this study, the author sought to determine if the use of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Logic
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Heuett, William J. – PRIMUS, 2017
Students' learning experiences in an introductory statistics course for non-math majors are compared between two different instructional approaches under controlled conditions. Two sections of the course (n = 52) are taught using a flipped classroom approach and one section (n = 30) is taught using a traditional lecture approach. All sections are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Nonmajors, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wagner, Jason Paul; Wulf, Douglas J. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Written Corrective Feedback (WCF) is used extensively in second-language (L2) writing classrooms despite controversy over its effectiveness. This study examines indirect WCF, an instructional procedure that flags L2 students' errors with editing symbols that guide their corrections. WCF practitioners assume that this guidance will lead to…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dendir, Seife – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
The author uses data from two Principles of Microeconomics courses to examine differences in characteristics and performance of online versus face-to-face students. The analysis indicates that even in a traditional institution, the two delivery modes may be serving students with distinctly different backgrounds and characteristics. In terms of…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Student Characteristics, Online Courses, Intermode Differences
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. Recently, NWEA completed a concordance study to connect the scales of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) reading and math tests with those of the MAP…
Descriptors: Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Baniszewski, David E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
One of the primary objectives of the Christian school (K-12) is the development of a biblical worldview in its students. This study examined the impact that these Christian schools had on their students' biblical worldview development by administering a biblical worldview assessment to graduate students at a private, Christian university (Liberty…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Biblical Literature
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Campbell, Melissa; Decker, Kathleen P.; Kruk, Kerry; Deaver, Sarah P. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2016
This randomized controlled trial was designed to determine if art therapy in conjunction with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) was more effective for reducing symptoms of combat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than CPT alone. Veterans (N = 11) were randomized to receive either individual CPT, or individual CPT in conjunction with individual…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans, Cognitive Processes
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Xu, Xianxuan; Grant, Leslie W.; Ward, Thomas J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
This study examines the validity of a statewide teacher evaluation system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Three hundred and thirty-eight teachers from 16 at-risk schools located in eight school districts participated in an evaluation system pilot during the 2011-2012 academic year. Teachers received ratings on six teacher effectiveness process…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Validity, State Programs, Scores
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